What are the best books for struggling readers?

Let’s start with one of my favourites Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss. There is only a total of 50 words in this book used over and over again, yet it has a great storyline and is full of fun.

Boys Rule and Girls Rock, written by Felice Arena, Phil Kettle and Shay Kettle respectively were also favourites with my children.

The Pony Pals series by Jeanne Betancourt was a favourite with my daughter, whilst Zac Power – The Test Drive Series appealed to my boys.

There are references to dyslexia in Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief written by Rick Riordan and My name is Brain Brian again written by Jeanne Betancourt.

Books that appeal to struggling readers come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they all have in common is a good storyline and age appropriateness.

Giving bright children babyish books is never going to go down well.

Which books have your children enjoyed? List them below and let’s share our children’s favourites.

We will share your comments next week to give everyone some new ideas to get children and students reading for pleasure.

Dyslexia daily also has a wide selection of books that you and your child will enjoy. Click HERE to visit our growing library.

1 Comment

  1. Polly Cobb   •  

    I find finding books for my children a constant struggle! They need to be short. That they can read in under a week or less. Captain underpants is going down well at the moment. They do seem to like factual type books but these are difficult to find. Also books for girls but that aren’t girly is really hard! Library’s are full of books and even I find it difficult choosing. Children have little chance! I find this area very difficult!

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